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Argentina might delay formal bond revamp offer until next week: source

People are pictured outside a bank in Buenos Aires' financial district, Argentina October 18, 2018. Picture taken October 18, 2018. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci. BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina might extend the deadline for its proposed bond restructuring beyond Aug. 24 and submit its amended offer to the U.S. securities regulator next week, a source with direct knowledge of the situation told Reuters. Bondholders will have 10 days to decide on ... Full story

Basic Words and Phrases in Mandarin Chinese

Basic Words and Phrases in Mandarin Chinese | Travel + Leisure - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Travel + LeisureTravel + LeisureCloseDown TrianglePreviousCloseTravel + LeisureTravel + LeisurePreviousNextNextNextPreviousPreviousPreviousPreviousPreviousPreviousPreviousPreviousDown TrianglePrevious - - - - ellipsisMailiphoneImage zoomCloseTravel + LeisureCloseClose Printed from VIEW IMAGE Basic Mandarin Chinese Words and Phrases to ... Full story

Ex-pizza delivery boy's gym firm worth over £1bn

A 28-year-old former pizza delivery boy has done a deal which values his sportswear company at more than £1bn. Ben Francis started Gymshark from his parents' garage in 2012 when he was 19 years old, studying by day and working for Pizza Hut by night. Mr Francis told the BBC he is now worth a "frightening" amount though he declined to provide details of the deal. But based on a £1bn value, Mr Francis' stake in Gymshark is worth £700m. US private ... Full story

NPS Research Helps Navy Build More Resilient Sailors, Teams > United States Navy > display-news

Now more than ever, individuals, teams and organizations are discovering the invaluable role of individual and team resilience, especially with the additional stress created by the coronavirus crisis over the past several months., Full story

The Quiet Growth of Race-Detection Software Sparks Concerns Over Bias

When Revlon Inc. wanted to know what lipstick women of different races and in different countries were wearing, the cosmetics giant didn’t need to send out a survey. It hired Miami-based Kairos Inc., which used a facial-analysis algorithm to scan Instagram photos. Back then, in 2015, the ability to scan a person’s face and identify his or her race was still in its infancy. Today, more than a dozen companies offer some form of race or ethnicity ... Full story

A beginner’s guide to diversity, equity and inclusion – TechCrunch

After Minneapolis police killed George Floyd and the subsequent racial justice uprising , many people in tech shouted from the rooftops that “Black Lives Matter ,” despite having subpar representation of Black and Latinx folks at their companies. In some cases, these companies’ proclamations of “Black Lives Matter” felt especially performative in contrast to their respective stances on Trump and selling their technology to law enforcement ... Full story

Send old generation out of power, Obasanjo tells youths

Daud Olatunji, Abeokuta. A former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has asked African youths to dislodge older generation from leadership positions. Obasanjo enjoined the youths to participate actively in the activities of political parties with a view to taking over the structure from them. Obasanjo said this on Wednesday while delivering a keynote address at an interactive session held virtually to mark this year’s International Youth Day. ... Full story

Some Bogota neighborhoods to lockdown once again

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Bogota, the Colombian capital, will hold a strict two-week quarantine in seven neighborhoods beginning Sunday, as it tries once again to curb coronavirus infections amid still-high intensive care unit occupation rates, the mayor said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: People wearing face masks line up outside a bank during the government-mandated quarantine to lower the rates of contagion from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) ... Full story

The White House: "LIVE: @PressSec holds a briefing"

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Beirut blast: The other countries with dangerous dumps of explosives

Image caption The deadly explosion in Beirut destroyed the city's port and nearby areas. The devastating explosion in Beirut is a grim reminder of a deeply troubling fact: the thousands of tonnes of ammonium nitrate unsafely stored in that city's port is not the only site at risk of spontaneous detonation. In the Philippines, Ukraine, Georgia, Libya and Guinea-Bissau there are dangerous dumps of munitions left over from both past and present ... Full story